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Celebrating 25 years Of Environmental Education


* 2020 Regional Competitions have been canceled due to mandatory school shutdown*


Michigan Envirothon (ME) has been inspiring and training the next generation of Michigan’s natural resource leaders since 1994. ME is an exciting and challenging way to provide natural resource and environmental science education to high school students throughout the state of Michigan. The ME program focuses on using the outdoors as a classroom, utilizing diverse “eco-stations” as competition testing sites, and interaction and training with professionals in the field. In addition to gaining valuable knowledge, teams also complete a Community Outreach Project as part of the competition; identifying and addressing a natural resource issue in their community through hands-on problem solving and community education.

Get Involved!

Interested in forming a team in your school?  Michigan Envirothon teams may be comprised of up to eight students (five team members and three alternate members). 

Teams may be formed by school districts, home school groups, career centers, Girl/Boy Scout groups, FFA, 4-H, church groups and/or environmental clubs. Team advisors are not required to have any special training; they just need to be an adult interested in working with the students and helping them prepare for competition. Assistance is often available through the local Conservation District and other groups. Contact Michigan Envirothon or learn more here.  For full details on the program check out the  Michigan Envirothon Manual.

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Volunteers We Need You! 

Michigan Envirothon has many volunteer opportunities available.  From assisting at the local level as a resource professional to volunteering on one of the state level committees.  There is an opportunity right for you!

Visit the Volunteer Page for more information.

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Regional Competitions:

The Regional Competitions function as both a training and review day as well as a qualifier for the state competition. Training sessions will be facilitated by local resource professionals and held outside with hands-on activities, when possible.  Regional Dates and locations coming soon, events will be held between mid February and March.  Find your region – Region Map.

2020 Current Issue:

Water Resource Management: Local Control and Local Solutions

For more information on the current issue, visit the NCF- Envirothon Website.

2020 State Competition: 
May 18- 20 Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie 

The top 24 teams from the Regional Competitions will compete for prizes as well as bragging rights and the chance to represent Michigan at the international NCF-Envirothon Competition.

2020 National Conservation Foundation – Envirothon

University of Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska

July 26 – August 1, 2020

Learn more at the NCF-Envirothon Website.